Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8 RBs

 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8

This tool is not meant to be a replacement for our weekly player rankings, although matchups are taken into consideration for those as well. You shouldn't bench a stud player who has a difficult matchup or automatically start a fantasy backup who has an easy matchup. It's meant to be a helpful tool when deciding between two closely ranked players. The matchups are graded on how many fantasy points the opposing team surrendered to this position on average.

Week:

Easiest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. San Diego (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 Devontae Booker (Pro), RB4 Juwan Thompson, RB5 Cyrus Gray
  2. Green Bay at Atlanta (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  3. Indianapolis vs. Kansas City (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB4 Josh Ferguson, RB5 Tyler Varga (Pro)
  4. Tennessee vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Derrick Henry, RB3 David Cobb, RB4 Bishop Sankey, RB5 Dexter McCluster (Pro)
  5. Oakland at Tampa Bay (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 DeAndre Washington, RB3 Roy Helu (Pro), RB4 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB5 Taiwan Jones
  6. San Diego at Denver (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (Pro), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Branden Oliver (Pro), RB4 Dreamius Smith, RB5 Derek Watt
  7. Kansas City at Indianapolis (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Que), RB2 Charcandrick West, RB3 Spencer Ware, RB4 Knile Davis, RB5 Anthony Sherman
  8. Philadelphia at Dallas (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Wendell Smallwood, RB4 Kenjon Barner, RB5 Ross Scheuerman
  9. Chicago vs. Minnesota (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Langford, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Jordan Howard, RB4 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB5 Senorise Perry (Pro)
  10. New England at Buffalo (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dion Lewis (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden, RB5 James Develin

Toughest Matchups

  1. Buffalo vs. New England (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Karlos Williams (Pro), RB3 Jonathan Williams, RB4 Mike Gillislee, RB5 Dri Archer
  2. Houston vs. Detroit (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Tyler Ervin, RB4 Jonathan Grimes, RB5 Kenny Hilliard
  3. Cincinnati vs. Washington (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Hill, RB2 Giovani Bernard, RB3 Cedric Peerman, RB4 Rex Burkhead, RB5 Ryan Hewitt
  4. Arizona at Carolina (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 David Johnson, RB2 Andre Ellington, RB3 Chris Johnson, RB4 Stepfan Taylor, RB5 Kerwynn Williams
  5. New Orleans vs. Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 C.J. Spiller (Pro), RB3 Travaris Cadet, RB4 Tim Hightower, RB5 Kendall Hunter (Pro)
  6. Washington at Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Jones, RB2 Chris Thompson (Pro), RB3 Keith Marshall, RB4 Pierre Thomas, RB5 Darrel Young
  7. Carolina vs. Arizona (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Devon Johnson
  8. Detroit at Houston (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah (Que), RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Zach Zenner (Pro), RB4 Stevan Ridley, RB5 Michael Burton
  9. Tampa Bay vs. Oakland (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Mike James, RB4 Storm Johnson, RB5 Dan Vitale
  10. Minnesota at Chicago (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson, RB2 Jerick McKinnon, RB3 Matt Asiata, RB4 Zach Line, RB5 Jhurell Pressley